The Turks and Caicos Islands
consist of 40 islands and cays in the West Indies, south east of the Bahamas
. They are comprised of eight inhabited islands
: Salt Cay
, Grand Turk, South Caicos, Middle Caicos, North Caicos, Providenciales
, Parrot Cay
and Pine Cay. The islands have the third largest coral reef system in the world
and are a top rated diving, snorkeling and ecotourism destination. The pristine beaches and climate provide for a tropical vacation. The islands have a variety of villas, condo accommodations and other holiday lodging for tourists. Villa rentals can be booked directly through owners by using services such as Ownerdirect.com
While only 60km long and with only 30,000 inhabitants, the Turks and Caicos Islands welcome more than a million visitors a year. The islands are arid with temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s for most of the year
. The islands of the Turks and Caicos get less than 50 inches of rainfall per year, most of it during the hurricane season of the summer. The winter is characterized by sunshine and cool breezes.
English is the primary language of the islands and the US dollar is the currency. The two main islands, Grand Turk and Providenciales have all of the services that are needed by tourists. Both islands are serviced by flights from many US and Canadian cities and Providenciales has direct air service to London, England. The other islands have domestic airports which provide inter-island access. Many cruise lines dock in Grand Turk and many tourists choose to arrive in the islands by boat. Sailing access to the islands is easy
from the Bahamas, Cuba
, and the Dominican Republic
Once on the Turks and Caicos there are a wide variety of activities to do. There is an active scuba diving and snorkeling community, sailing, boating, parasailing and fishing. In addition, there are many non-water activities, including tours, shopping, golf, gambling, spas and dining. The islands have some of the world’s best beaches
, for romantic holidays or family fun. No matter where your condo or villa rental is located, it will have close access to beaches.
Rental cars are available on Providenciales and Grand Turk and there are taxis and scooters available to rent. Bicycles are available on most islands.
The islands have a wide variety of restaurants and accommodations to suit any budget and any style of vacation. Villa rentals and condo rentals are available on most islands at a variety of price options.
Whether it is a condo rental, villa rental, or another form of vacation rental that you are seeking, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals can ensure that you will find the appropriate accommodations in Turks and Caicos. If you have the desire to rent your accommodation on the islands, or are looking for accommodation rentals, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals is a great service for your needs.